These are African-based artists who have spent more weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Billboard Hot 100 is widely recognized as the most reliable and consistent music chart in the world and recording an entry through original work, is a major accomplishment for African artists
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the United State
African Artists that have spends more weeks on billboard Hot 100
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Zenzile Miriam Makeba nicknamed Mama Africa was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights, activist.
Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and the white-minority government in South Africa.
Miriam Makeba debut on the chart in 1967 and spent 11 weeks
Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone.
He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music.
His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, while his mother was a Duala.
He was best known for his 1972 single “Soul Makossa”. He died from COVID-19 on 24 March 2020
Manu Dibango debut on the chart in 1973 and spent 9 weeks
Hugh Ramapolo Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer, and composer who was described as “the father of South African jazz”.
Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home”.
Hugh Masekela debut on the chart in 1968 and spent 7 weeks
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He rose to prominence after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
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“Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo”, and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were also released as singles from the Superstar album.
Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014.
Wizkid debut on the chart in 2021 and spent 6 weeks and counting